Donald Trump is tired of being interrupted.
The business mogul -turned presidential candidate set his frustration on the protesters who interrupt his campaign rallies, telling a Kansas City audience that he hopes “these guys get thrown in jail.”
“They’ll never do it again. It’ll destroy their record,” he told the crowd. They’ll have to explain to mom and dad why they have a police record and why they can’t get a job. And you know what? I’m going to start pressing charges against all of these people. And then we won’t have a problem.”
Trump’s Kansas City rally was interrupted by dozens of protesters who would not allow the candidate to finish his speech.
Kansas City Police officials say they were forced to use pepper spray at least twice – once to break up a fight and again to a stop an advancing mob from crossing a closed-off street- and made two arrests.
According to The Washington Post, Trump protesters are rarely arrested, something Donald Trump wants to see end.
“What do they do? Do they arrest these people? What happens? Do they arrest them? Or they just put them outside?” Trump said. “I hope they arrest these people because they are really violating all of us… I hope they’re arresting because, honestly, they should be.”
Trump insists that he will ensure all who protest and disrupt his rallies will get “a big arrest mark” once he files charges.
“The only way we’re going to stop this craziness is if we press charges, because then their lives are going to be ruined,” he said. “They’re going to know that their lives are going to be ruined. So I’ll just tell you folks, from now on, if you do anything, we’re pressing charges.”
Despite the threat, Trump said he would rather not have people arrested. When he heard a protester trying to heckle him and said: “Did I hear a voice back there? Oh, do I hear somebody who wants to go to prison? I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to ruin somebody’s life. They’re probably good kids, you know? They’re probably good kids. I don’t want to ruin peoples lives.”
One protester, Thomas Dimassimo, was arrested for trying to rush Trump during an event in Montgomery County, Ohio. He was charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic.